LTC Pronouncement of Death Recommendations & MRP Death Notification Form:
- Developed in collaboration with the South Island LTC Medical Advisory Committee and the Island Health LTC Quality Council.
- Pronouncement of Death Recommendations: It is recommended that all care homes in the South Island adopt the document definitions and guidelines to ensure an appropriate and consistent approach to the pronouncement of death in LTC.
- MRP Death Notification Form: Optional use for care homes
** Leadership ** We recommend that you pre-fill three (3) sections of the form prior to distribution/printing (facility name, facility fax number, and where to place the completed form in the resident's chart).
- Disclaimer: Confirmed up-to-date by BC Coroners Service April 2021. Refer to BC Coroners Service for most current information.
Click HERE for The Handbook for Physicians, NPs and Coroners: Medical Certification of Death and Stillbirth
Proactively request bundles of Physician Medical Certification of Death forms
- Several members have noted that this contributes to an increasingly efficient process!
- Request forms from Vital Statistics @ HLTH.VSStock@gov.bc.ca or (fax) 250.952.9094
Did You Know?
- The BC Vital Statistics Act requires the Most Responsible Provider (or physician/nurse practitioner delegate) to complete and send the Medical Certificate of Death to the Funeral Director within 48 hours.
- A death certificate cannot be applied for, nor a permit of burial/cremation issued, until the Medical Certificate of Death form is received.
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